Winter is coming, regardless of how we feel about it homepage. We enjoyed a long, beautiful autumn in the United States, but the days are shorter here in the Midwest. This makes us acutely aware what lies ahead. The arrival of snow and cold temperatures is imminent. These weather conditions can present some risks and dangers. We must be prepared to defend ourselves against the natural elements. Even though winter isn’t yet here, it’s never too soon to prepare your home for the coming winter. It is easy to make your winter comfortable and safe with these simple steps.
First, examine the insulation of your attic and walls. Older houses are notorious for leaking heat. Additional insulation will keep the cold from entering and the warm, cozy temperatures inside. Next, examine the windows for signs of air leakage. In certain situations, it may be better to replace the windows entirely. You can also install storm windows, seal each window, and wrap your home in plastic to prevent the heat from getting out during the winter.
This is also a good opportunity to test new snow removal equipment. There’s nothing worse than waiting for snow to fall before your snow blower breaks down. Repairs will not be performed by just you. Long lines can result. Preparing your equipment for the next snowfall will reduce the hassle, wait time and ensure that the machine is ready to go when it does. Make sure you have enough supplies to last for any situation where power is lost or you find yourself stranded. If transport is not possible or heat is lost, you will need to have water, candles as well as blankets, blankets, and quilts. You can always use a gas burner stove as an alternate method to heat water for meal prep.